Serwah Attafuah (Ashanti, Australia)

Museum of Contemporary Art


Serwah Attafuah is a multidisciplinary artist and musician based on Dharug land, Western Sydney, Australia. She creates surreal cyber dreamscapes and heavenly wastelands, populated by Afro-futuristic abstractions of self with strong ancestral and contemporary themes. She works with various mediums, including digital painting, 3D animation, motion capture, NFTs and virtual reality.

Attafuah’s practice is influenced by her personal experiences of growing up as a black woman in Australia, as well as her interest in mythology, sci-fi, spirituality and technology. She aims to challenge the stereotypes and expectations of blackness and femininity, and to create new narratives and possibilities for herself and her community.

Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous assistance from Create NSW and the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.